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Highest SAT Scores: Small Colleges and Universities

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System ( http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ ).

About the study

The Combined SAT score is calculated by averaging the 25th and 75th percentiles of the verbal score and the math score of accepted students and then adding the two numbers together. This list includes colleges with less than 2,000 undergraduate students.

While these colleges tend to be of the liberal arts variety, a few specialty schools show up, such as the California Institute of Technology and Olin College of Engineering, first and second on this list.

This data is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/, 2013-2014).

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Institution City State Combined SAT's Undergraduate Enrollment
California Institute of Technology Pasadena CA 1545 977
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Needham MA 1489 355
Harvey Mudd College Claremont CA 1480 807
Pomona College Claremont CA 1460 1610
Amherst College Amherst MA 1440 1785
Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 1440 1534
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME 1435 1795
Claremont McKenna College Claremont CA 1410 1316
Haverford College Haverford PA 1400 1187
Hamilton College Clinton NY 1385 1926
Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 1385 1855
Grinnell College Grinnell IA 1375 1721
Reed College Portland OR 1375 1395
Scripps College Claremont CA 1366.5 990
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York NY 1355 868
Colby College Waterville ME 1345 1820
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA 1340 1328
Davidson College Davidson NC 1335 1788
Jewish Theological Seminary of America New York NY 1322.5 163
Whitman College Walla Walla WA 1321.5 1541
Kenyon College Gambier OH 1320 1705
Union College Barbourville KY 1310 818
St Louis College of Pharmacy Saint Louis MO 1300 723
New College of Florida Sarasota FL 1285 793
United States Coast Guard Academy New London CT 1275 902
Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula CA 1250 366
Earlham College Richmond IN 1245 1064
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro NM 1235 1604
Beloit College Beloit WI 1230 1306
Centre College Danville KY 1230 1381
Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee TN 1230 1620
Juniata College Huntingdon PA 1225 1625
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond WA 1215.5 894
Austin College Sherman TX 1215 1207
St Mary's College of Maryland Saint Mary's City MD 1215 1819
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo CA 1210 412
University of Dallas Irving TX 1210 1380
Eureka College Eureka IL 1205 692
Hendrix College Conway AR 1200 1431
University of Minnesota-Morris Morris MN 1195 1946
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Albany NY 1190 1078
Clarke University Dubuque IA 1187.5 1011
Westmont College Santa Barbara CA 1185 1308
Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA 1180 1104
Coe College Cedar Rapids IA 1175.5 1419
Cornell College Mount Vernon IA 1175 1125
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore MD 1175 1896
Saint Michael's College Colchester VT 1175 1998
Southwestern University Georgetown TX 1170 1535
University of the Sciences Philadelphia PA 1170 1837
Ursinus College Collegeville PA 1170 1596
Wofford College Spartanburg SC 1170 1615
Berea College Berea KY 1165 1623
New Saint Andrews College Moscow ID 1165 154
William Jewell College Liberty MO 1161.5 1044
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Prescott AZ 1160 1879
Kettering University Flint MI 1160 1684
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse NY 1160 1702
Transylvania University Lexington KY 1160 1082
Wagner College Staten Island NY 1160 1842
Washington College Chestertown MD 1160 1483
Birmingham Southern College Birmingham AL 1155 1188
Ripon College Ripon WI 1155 904
Gordon College Wenham MA 1153.5 1710
Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 1150 1675
Judson College Marion AL 1145 347
Mills College Oakland CA 1145 985
Saint Anselm College Manchester NH 1145 1923
Simmons College Boston MA 1145 1732
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte MT 1140 1844
The King's College New York NY 1140 516
Wittenberg University Springfield OH 1140 1959
Bethel College-North Newton North Newton, KS 1135 482
Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 1135 1091
Millsaps College Jackson MS 1134 744
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa NC 1130 830
Asbury University Wilmore KY 1124 1547
Hartwick College Oneonta NY 1120 1618
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH 1120 1830
Carroll College Helena MT 1115 1431
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown PA 1115 1844
University of Mobile Mobile AL 1115 1481
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem NC 1115 797
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney VA 1110 1070
Lyon College Batesville AR 1110 592
Multnomah University Portland OR 1110 438
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 1110 1964
Westminster College Fulton MO 1110 1026
Houghton College Houghton NY 1107.5 1081
Blackburn College Carlinville IL 1105 543
Drew University Madison NJ 1105 1493
McDaniel College Westminster MD 1105 1692
Northland College Ashland WI 1105 552
Presbyterian College Clinton SC 1105 1123
University of St Thomas Houston TX 1105 1572
Albion College Albion MI 1100 1307
Alfred University Alfred NY 1100 1960
Goshen College Goshen IN 1100 828
Hanover College Hanover IN 1100 1163
Pacific University Forest Grove OR 1100 1785
Saint Mary's College Notre Dame IN 1100 1479
Salem College Winston Salem NC 1100 979

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